Monday, August 22, 2011

1 Day in the Life of the Circus House

I love recording the milestones of our family and our children here on the blog, but even more than that I love to record the everyday.  The good, the bad, the ugly in our day to day life.  Sometimes we get bogged down with work and stress and we can miss the beauty of an average day.  My grandmother's favorite saying was, "Thank God for this ordinary day!" And that is what the CBC Documentary 1 Day Celebrated last night.

about the project- (From

1 Day. 24 Hours. 34 Million Lives.

On any ordinary day in Canada, extraordinary things happen. Canadians have remarkable stories to tell. And for the past 75 years, the CBC has enabled us to share those stories with each other.
This year, we celebrate this rich heritage with 1 Day, a special CBC/Radio Canada documentary and online project that invites all Canadians to help create a unique 24 hour portrait of Canada, from midnight to 11:59, coast to coast.
The two hour documentary, to be filmed on April 30th, 2011, is a joint project – between us and you. For 24 hours, our crews will span the country. We'll follow some of Canada’s most fascinating figures as their day unfolds – from emergency physicians to cops, cultural icons to sports stars.
But 1 Day will also draw on videos and photos sent in by Canadians who seize this unique opportunity to provide a glimpse into their lives, their families, their communities.

What Will You Be Doing April 30?

Are you running in a marathon? Walking on the beach? Working the night shift? Dancing till dawn? From a baby's first steps to a bartender's last call, the seemingly everyday moments in our lives are rich snapshots of the Canadian experience.
We’d love to know what you’re up to in the wee hours of the 30th. If your day begins between midnight and dawn, show us and tell us why you’re awake!
We'll capture the events that make up a day in our lives, whether that means tagging polar bears, performing in front of thousands, giving birth or simply making pancakes for breakfast.
By the end of the show, Canadians will have learned something about their country and witnessed moments of tension, triumph, loss and love.
The documentary special will launch the CBC's anniversary programming on August 21st.
So on April 30th, get ready. We've got 34 million stories to tell.

CBC asked Canadians to share their story so that is exactly what I did.  I taped what was going on with our family for 24 hours from leaving Davidson after a visit to Grandma's for Easter break to returning to Swift Current, a birthday party, a trip to the E.R. and finally falling into bed and a few days later submitted the footage along with 600 others and then waited 4 months to see if our footage would make it into the show.  This was our original video of the whole 24 hours time period I waited and watched many of the videos and read along as the producers blogged about the progress of creating the show. Another Saskatchewan family was one of the winners.   

If I didn't have enough reason to Thank God each day for the blessings of my family, husband and  these five busy children, I found another on the CBC 1 Day site.  This beautiful little 15 month old boy, Etienne,  from the lunchtime video  only a week after this video was shot his " life was cut tragically and incomprehensibly short after he suffered head trauma in an accident at his daycare. He never regained consciousness. When doctors raised the idea of organ donation, we knew he would have wanted to help others in need. In the end, three children received his organs." read more of this  heartfelt tribute.

 So last night after months of waiting for the show to air we put the kids to bed and started to watch.  We were getting reports from friends on facebook that they had seen the kids so we yelled for the kids to come out of bed an watch the show!  

Here is the video of our cameo appearances!

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